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#51 Crixtala

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 12:21 PM

brand, brand, brand

that's the word that some people can't get through their skull

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 12:34 PM

fug the goddamn hornets and their sissy ass colors

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 12:35 PM

Its still irrelevant until the NO Hornets change their name. Which I'm assuming would require them actually having an owner, so I dont really understand why half the posts in this forum are people obsessing over it. Not that I would mind it, but I just dont care about something that is not close to happening

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 12:36 PM

I tried to merge, but dont know if that option is allowed. But for future reference Diddy, keep all Hornets rebrand info in the Hornets rebrand thread. You can post this in there. This is a Bobcats forum, so we have a special thread for the Hornets nostalgists. And as stated above, until NO comes off the name and MJ and Bob show yall they care, this is pointless crying.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 12:38 PM

Thank you Porn Shop Clerk. F the "I only care about the Hornets screw the NBA as a whole" people too.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 01:07 PM

KT, this isn't about the Hornets rebrand or Hornets "people." It was specifically about rebranding the team and that there is statistical evidence that the team doesn't have many fans, even locally - where they should.

It isn't personal man. Maybe for some people it is, but not me. I want our team to succeed and thrive, not scrape by, both on the court and in marketing. This team has never been built for either. I mentioned Hornets in my thread because that's where all the debate keeps coming from, so I just made a point to address that specifically. The thread itself was purely about the weakness of the current brand.

I think it's unfair to merge that thread into this one because they aren't one in the same. I've said from day one, and even in that thread, that a rebrand is best, whether it is the Hornets or another name. But again, "Hornets" is the hot option right now to most people.

As much as it angers you, I just want to ask you a serious question about it without all the internet "I'm right, you're wrong" rhetoric that these threads digress into... What if a rebrand does happen? What if the Hornets give up the name and MJ takes it on? Where will you stand? What if it's another name entirely (although I don't see this happening as I think MJ will only consider the Hornets because of the success he mentioned it had in the past)? Will you support them?

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 01:14 PM

Charlotte Flight or stfu. i'd rather have the bobcats colors and name over the hornets.

i remember when the hornet's team name and colors were announced, people hated them then too. people didn't pack the coliseum to see the bobcats, they packed the coliseum to be seen and brag about it. it was a status symbol until larry johnson and alonzo mounring were drafted, the hornets biggest accomplishment until then had been beating jordan's bulls a couple times.

bunch of nostalgic garbage. i'll never support the charlotte hornets after shinn took off. at least bob johnson sold the franchise to a carolina native. jordan offered to buy the hornets too. jordan would have kept the hornets in charlotte.

stop living in the past. this is all just hangover and fallout from the nba forcing a franchise into charlotte too soon. deal with it, accept it, embrace it. stop putting qualifiers and conditions on the amount of loyalty you give your hometown franchise.

its embarrassing.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 01:34 PM

It does deserve mentioning in this thread that the Hornets' worst-ever season was 19-63 in '90, and the Bobcats' present 7-45 mark could end up being the worst in NBA history. My point being, anyone saying the Bobcats are being operated better than the Hornets were, on their worst day, is wrong.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 01:44 PM

Charlotte Flight or stfu. i'd rather have the bobcats colors and name over the hornets.

i remember when the hornet's team name and colors were announced, people hated them then too. people didn't pack the coliseum to see the bobcats, they packed the coliseum to be seen and brag about it. it was a status symbol until larry johnson and alonzo mounring were drafted, the hornets biggest accomplishment until then had been beating jordan's bulls a couple times.

bunch of nostalgic garbage. i'll never support the charlotte hornets after shinn took off. at least bob johnson sold the franchise to a carolina native. jordan offered to buy the hornets too. jordan would have kept the hornets in charlotte.

stop living in the past. this is all just hangover and fallout from the nba forcing a franchise into charlotte too soon. deal with it, accept it, embrace it. stop putting qualifiers and conditions on the amount of loyalty you give your hometown franchise.

its embarrassing.


There is no qualifier, what pisses me off is people accusing me or anyone of the same line of thinking as me of being less of a fan because we want to see positive change for the franchise.

Some people may want a rebrand strictly based on the Hornets nostalgia, but not me. I want it because this brand sucks and stats prove it. Doesn't mean I support the team any less. I've paid to go to games, I've wasted gas money for almost a 6 hour total trip to go watch them stink it up, and I have bought merchandise. Where is the qualifier on that?

Oh and I still can't even watch MY team on TV. Thanks Bobcats. You sure are fan friendly and business savvy... Nope, no branding or business issues here, everything is laid out perfectly to develop the best fanbase in the NBA and consecutive championships!

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 01:48 PM

i don't see rebranding as positive at all. seems like a huge step back to me.